Library Summer Reading Program Goes Virtual, Kicks off June 1

Like much of the Fulton County Library System’s recent programming, the summer reading kickoff will take place online. The program, themed “Imagine Your Story,” will run June 1 through August 1.

Library patrons can register to participate at https://fultoncounty.beanstack.org. Each week, the library will present a full week of programming including virtual story time for children and adults and author talks.

The first week of the summer reading program will feature special guest readers during Storytime Live on Facebook each weekday at 11 a.m.  The lineup includes:

Monday, June 1 – Gina Hughes, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, June 2 – Anna Giles, Dad’s Garage Theatre Company

Wednesday, June 3 – New York Times Bestselling Author Nic Stone

Thursday, June 4 – Georgia House Representative Park Cannon

Friday, June 5 – U.S. Congresswoman Lucy McBath

“With all the changes affecting traditional services amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the library was determined to find a meaningful way to produce a summer reading program and make it engaging for all ages,” said Gayle Holloman, director of the Fulton County Library System. “We are thrilled with the work our staff has done to create a wonderful array of programs that can be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of home. We invite you to imagine your story.” 

Additional special guest reader announcements are forthcoming. Updates about this year’s summer reading program will be made weekly at www.fulcolibrary.org.

While local libraries remains closed, digital resources are available for checkout. 

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